Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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A Waternish-based artist has relocated his studio.

Ian Williams, and his wife, Gill, have moved to Skeabost.  Ian told The Skye Times: "The move has been quite amazing - it feels as if it was meant to be."

The Williams' old gallery, Brae Fasach, is now in the hands of Richard and Sarah Boone.  

A new studio and shop has been built in the Williams' new premises.  Ian said: "It is great to be able to work once again next to where I display.  Visitors will see how 'it' is done.

"I am taking inspiration already from our new environment: the trees, water, wildlife, skies and our neighbours have all given me a new breath of clear and fresh air."

Gill finds inspiration from the night skies, regularly photographing aurora borealis and creating photobooks.  

Ian also channels his creativity through writing.  He says: "I am so proud to announce that my first paperback, 'Great Stories Written Badly,' containing five of my short stories will be available very soon."

Almost all profits from the book will go to the Williams' charity - an orphanage in Thailand.  Ian states: "Gill and I still gather funds for the children and support several through university.  

"I continue to fund-raise for local charities, including Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers, The Skye Food Bank and Crossroads.

"I have to say that the community of Skye and Lochalsh are, indeed, generous.  But, as I might say, if you give a little, why not give a little more?"

The new shop and gallery will be open Tuesday until Friday from 11am until 4pm.  Head to Skeabost and follow the signs on the main road.  

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